Nickname: Cranes

Head Coach: Sebastien Desabre (France)

Club History

High-flying Uganda continues to soar having qualified for back-to-back finals. The Cranes were losing finalists in 1978 after host Ghana edged them 2-0 in the decisive match with a generation that included Jimmy Kirunda, Phillip Omondi and Godfrey Kisitu.

Key Facts

  • Uganda’s best performance in the Africa Cup of Nations came in 1978, when they finished runners-up after losing 2-0 to the host nation Ghana in the final.
  • Uganda’s Farouk Miya was the top goalscorer in group L of 2019 AFCON qualification (3), with all three of his goals coming in two games against Lesotho.

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